Highland Grassland Mix


For dry, acidic upland heath based on British Plant Communities U2 & U4

3g / m2
OR 12kg / acre
OR 30kg / hectare
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Highland Grassland Mix (SCM9)

This mix recreates a moorland grass community found on well-drained highland sites with acidic soils. On upland sites this does not need to be cut, although it can be lightly grazed in autumn. This mix is based on the calcifugous British Plant Communities U2 & U4. There are 17 wildflower & 9 grass species in this mix. Mix as PDF

Species Common name %


% wildflowers
Achillea millefolium (FIND OUT MORE)
Yarrow 2.5
Alchemilla alpina Alpine Ladys Mantle 1
Calluna vulgaris (FIND OUT MORE)
Heather 2
Erica cinerea Bell Heather 1.8
Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw 0.1
Galium verum (FIND OUT MORE)
Lady’s Bedstraw 1.6
Luzula multiflora Heath Wood Rush 0.2
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain 2
Potentilla erecta Tormentil 0.1
Prunella vulgaris (FIND OUT MORE)
Selfheal 2.7
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup 2.7
Rumex acetosella Sheep’s Sorrel 1
Stellaria graminea Lesser Stitchwort 0.2
Succisa pratensis (FIND OUT MORE)
Devils-bit Scabious 0.5
Trifolium repens White Clover 1.1
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell 0.1
Veronica officinalis Common Speedwell 0.3
Viola riviniana (FIND OUT MORE)
Common Dog Violet 0.2


% grasses and rushes  
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent 8
Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent 6
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass 2
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair Grass 6.3
Festuca ovina Sheeps Fescue 28.5
Festuca rubra ssp commutata Chewings Fescue 28
Molinia caerulea Purple Moor Grass 1
Nardus stricta Mat Grass 0.2

All of the wildflowers in our mixes are wild origin but some of the native grasses in our mixes are cultivated origin – these will be marked with ‘(c)’

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